Are you concerned about civic life in America? Are you frustrated by fractured communities and divisive politics? Do you feel we can do better?
Join others who are working to design and support engaged and resilient communities by participating in the annual convening of the National Conference on Citizenship, October 13-14, 2016 in Washington, DC.
For decades evidence has shown troubling disengagement from many spheres of civic life. Yet, civic engagement is bubbling to the surface on the front pages and in our communities across the nation.
Whether in the form of powerful protests, increased public dialogue about pressing social issues, a pointed dissatisfaction with the political process from all sides, battles over the privilege and definition of citizenship, or increases in new forms of online engagement, the rumbling nationwide is evident: now is the time to think deeply, act meaningfully, and talk openly about our shared future and health.
This is a time for civic renewal—a renewal that’s not just about politics, but about the heart and soul of our communities.
How can we meet this moment in ways that inspire deep, diverse, sustainable civic participation in all its forms and from all segments of society? How do we ensure that civic engagement efforts meet the needs of an increasingly diverse nation?
With a focus on equity, diversity and inclusion, we will examine a wide range of perspectives and issues facing communities. Your voice is essential as we seek to develop strategies that address our most pressing challenges.
We will explore these questions and begin to develop a shared path forward at the 70th Annual National Conference on Citizenship. Co-hosted by Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life, this working convening will examine civic engagement strategies that can aid in community problem-solving and spark a civic renewal movement across the country.
Please join us for this important convening and invite other colleagues whose voices need to be heard.
If you are interested in becoming a Civic Renewal Partner and/or a Conference Sponsor, please contact John Magnuson at 202.864.5511 or by email at JMagnuson@ncoc.net.
Sally Prouty is the Interim CEO of the National Conference on Citizenship, and a member of its Civic Renewal Team. Learn more about the National Conference on Citizenship at ncoc.net